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J. Skinner

J. Skinner

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Rogue Mover Sold Florida Woman's Belongings, Police Say

Aug 23rd 2012 9:59AM I hired a company from Woodland Hills, Ca when I moved out of state and fell into a complete scam. Had I not be able to get in touch with DOT during the move i probably would not have gotten anything back and these guys were so creepy they thought I'd meet them at a parking lot 10 at night about 10 miles from my home to collect the additional money they wanted and look at my stuff. Police suggested a lawyer,lawyer suggested DOT and they helped me get my stuff back.

with so many people moving following the crash moving scams were rampant. Turns out the company I'd used would change the name every couple years.

House Tour: Industrial Designer Joe Doucet's NYC Apartment

Mar 24th 2011 8:07PM Wouldn't do for me, but I think he's idea is to keep it simple. Less cleaning that way - and, it's a good idea. It reminds me of the Danes with their near empty looking living quarters. Oprah did a show on that and they have so many storage places it leaves nothing out to ever look out of place.

More Bank Fees -- and What You Can Do About Them

Jan 25th 2011 8:23PM LOL, that one gets me...it's alright as long as it's getting those other folks. But, what about when it touches you. This is the same game they played with credit cards and I use to tell a friend that the banks didn't need a good credit card customer - it makes them no money. Now that so many are afraid of cards they have to find another way to make money, so fee those checking accounts till they squeal. I do feel sorry for folks, because many won't easily be able to shop around and they'll end up paying those fees.

Five Biggest Mistakes Retirees Make

Jan 7th 2011 8:08PM Something odd about betting on Dementia. I often think of that one as God's way of taking you out with out you being aware of it, And, unlike other things where you remain mentally fit, with dementia you have no control.

The Five Worst Food Network Shows

Nov 20th 2010 8:50AM Secrets of a Resturant chief is one my favorites, but it could be that I have much the same response to cooking that Anne has. That Mooking on the cooking channel does the same thing - both are good shows. I rarely watch the food competitions show; I'm mainly into new recipes and the cooking tips.

12 grocery items nutrition experts would never buy

Oct 23rd 2010 1:48PM I don't think it's bad for you; I just found it doesn't work substitute for regular vegetable oil. It was a surprise to me.

30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage: An Endangered Species? (Part 1)

Sep 10th 2010 12:15AM The realtor and others I worked with when house hunting had the same thoughts on home loans in the near future, but they were putting blame on the market following the end of the loans, what happened with securities and the number of homes banks were holding, and our economic problems. They also agreed that if buying a house now you were never planning on moving. Plus, depending on your situation they were already looking at that higher down and 15 year. So, I don't know why this writer wants to put blame on Obama. It's obvious we'll have lots of rentals and even before I moved, approx 5-6months ago there were articles about increased rentals and epectations of rental increases in the future. All of that I think was decided by 10/2008 behind failure of the housing market and the securities that backed the loans. Gotta be less money available because so many people lost their savings behind those things and will be less likely to re-invest in them in the future.

America's new debtor prison: Jail time being given to those who owe

Jul 18th 2010 6:53AM Really scary if you don't owe the debt, but end up in jail for failure to appear; and if the fine is set for the amount of the debt you didn't owe. Bothers me, because more than a few times I've had repeated calls for debt that had nothing to do with me and those folks get threatening. Among the things I've picked up is if they attempt to fish for information don't fill it in. If the debt isn't yours they don't need any information about you to add to their records; that fishing might be on that bill the next time it's sold. Also, after the first call if I get a second call on the same bill I start fishing for a company name and with that I look up a mailing address and they get a written to stop calling me immediately. .

Oregon bans job applicant credit checks

Jul 8th 2010 9:25PM I think the rest of the states should follow Oregon. The first I heard of this was late 2002 with a neighbor realizing she was being locked out of the job market because of her credit. Poor girl had a triple edged sword there; older laid off worker with jobs already hard to find and then she'd get her foot in and be knocked out behind her credit report. For the life of me I don't know how an unemployed person is supposed to keep up payments on a credit card when first and most important is paying for food and the roof over your head.

Moving In: Moving Day Disasters and How to Avoid Them

Jul 2nd 2010 8:03AM New home, great; moving, the pits! Even worse is falling into the increased Household Goods Held for Hostage scams and I feel fortunate, because at delivery it was obvious the moving company had no intention of delivering my goods and I will be a couple years trying to repair the damages. Hard to explain getting a phone call with someone telling you that you will do exactly as they say and then telling you they want another few thousand dollars.

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